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chamomile

noun cham·o·mile

Medical Definition of chamomile

  1. 1a:  a composite herb (Chamaemelum nobile synonym Anthemis nobilis) of Europe and Africa having aromatic flower headsb:  any of several related composite plants (genera Anthemis and Matricaria); especially :  a Eurasian herb of the genus Matricaria (M. recutita synonym M. chamomilla) naturalized in North America

  2. 2:  the dried flower heads of a chamomile that are often used in making tea and that yield an essential oil possessing medicinal properties



Illustration of chamomile

Variants of chamomile

or camomile \ˈkam-ə-ˌmīl, -ˌmēl\play play


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